News and Articles

December E-News: Message from the CEO

Dear Friends, As we approach the 2016 year end, I would like to thank you, our partners, for your investment in the local child welfare System of Care and the key role you have played to serve, support and strengthen the children and families entrusted to our care. For 11 years, BFP along with its […]

November E-News: Message from the CEO

Dear Friends, On Friday November 18th, I had the privilege to attend Brevard County’s 10th Mass Adoption Celebration. With standing room only, thirteen children and their long awaited families were united at this momentous occasion. Words cannot express the joy of observing the children and families as they formalized their union after months, and in […]

October E-News: Message from the CEO

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, a time for us to speak openly and courageously about the prevalence and effects of domestic violence, in an effort to increase awareness to make our homes, community, and country, a safer place to reside. Some think Domestic Violence only happens to someone else, but in reality it […]

Halloween Safety Tips

For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. According to the latest U.S. Census data, there are about 41 million potential trick-or-treaters between the ages of 5 and 14. That’s a lot of kids out on the streets partaking in the holiday festivities; and where children go, safety concerns follow.  […]

Quarterly Training Calendar

Brevard Family Partnership continually offers progressive, educational programs to ensure that our staff members, providers, and partners receive training on relevant topics that will advance their foundations of knowledge. Some of the upcoming training opportunities offered by BFP include:Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention (NAPPI) Non-Abusive Psychological Physical Intervention (NAPPI) Training is being rolled out as a […]

September E-News: Message from the CEO

Children have an innate need and desire to be loved, nurtured and protected. When there is a lack of parental protective capacity and present vulnerabilities that result in a child failing to experience the love, nurturing and connection they need to thrive, they may experience a deep void that can adversely impact healthy child development. […]

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

On Sunday, September 11th, families across America celebrated Grandparents Day. Here in Brevard, over 8,500 children are currently being raised by relative caregivers, including local grandparents. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) of Brevard is a local organization that strives to provide a stable home in order to ensure permanent placement with relatives in lieu of foster care. The […]

August E-News: Message from the CEO

Summer is nearing conclusion and Brevard’s children have now returned to school. For many, this is an exciting time to reconnect with friends, meet their new teachers and to learn and grow. For others, however, returning to school may not be such a positive experience. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety […]

Back to School Stressors

This article, written by Phebe Powell, Executive Director of Brevard C.A.R.E.S., will provide helpful advice on helping your child cope with back to school stressors. Heading back to school is exciting for some and overwhelming for others. Family stress can mount up with thoughts of school supplies, getting the ‘right’ clothes, avoiding unhealthy snacks and planning around […]

July E-News: Message from the CEO

July is National “Make a Difference for Children Month”. Many of us look back on the adults that made a difference in our life; those who challenged and inspired us and those who were there to support us through the more challenging times; teachers, family members, coaches, clergy, neighbors, family friends, etc. There is no […]